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set of eyes. >> reporter: existing commissioner derek sawyer has been with the department for more than 30 years but in the commissioner role just last than two. the group representing some 400 current black philadelphia fire fighters, also criticized the mayor, for releasing a statement reading in part, while we respect the mayor exercising his prerogative to choose his own administration, we could not believe that there is justification for removing an effective leader with i a stellar record. in commissioner sawyer's tenure philadelphia has experienced its lowest recorded annual fire death rate in its entire history. when asked about concern over his appointment, the response was he is looking ahead. >> i'm looking forward to working with local 22 and working with everybody in our department to make sure we have diverse, inclusive work place and that we have everything that we need, training, equipment and everything else. >> reporter: now, i did speak with the current commissioner today by cell and tells me he has not decided what is next for him.
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he plans to stay in a deputy commissioner role until he makes a more long term decision. reporting from city hall, rahel sol machine for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> mayor kenney reflects on his first 100 days in office and says his administration is just getting started. the report highlights cities progress in five key areas including economic security, and development, education and public safety. the report also listed some fulfilled campaign promises, including a plan to fund universal prek and bringing in an end to recession era policies like fire department brown outs. we woke up to rain this morning. tomorrow some of you could face blast of winter. a freeze warning has been issued. justin drabick is live with who will be freezing. >> it that time of the year we will still get cold air, and warm afternoons. get ready for sunshine in our forecast. we have it the right now. that helped warm temperatures back in the lower 60's. we did not make to it 63 at
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philadelphia international. the that is right on target on average for this time of the year. fifty-nine the high up in allentown. the current temperatures, still very comfortable outside, mid 50's, in the coolest suburbs north and west of the city, to still lower 60's across delaware and parts of the interior south jersey. north wind continues at the ten to 15 miles an hour tonight. it calms down through the overnight. that will allow cold air to settle n freeze warning in effect for northern bucks, montgomery county, chester county, lehigh valley so those locations have good shot of getting close to the freezing mark. lots of cloud moving off shore from new jersey and delaware coastline, and we're left, with breaking conditions. so we're left enjoying those 60-degree temperatures, and and, when that arrives in a few you minutes. ukee and jessica. >> and willow grove air station could appear somewhat abandon. product of military cuts in 2010 but as of several days ago unassuming location is now home to a wide scale drone
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operation. "eyewitness news" reporter alexandria hoff is live with more on that, alex. >> reporter: as we speak pilots here are operating mq9 reapers which are essentially drones. people around here they are not going to see them nor would they want to. they are flown in conflict zones likely the middle east. so they are operated here, flown there, playing a major role in our national defense. there is not a functioning aircraft in sight, there hasn't been one in years but this is where the most highly trained military pilots are doing their flying. >> you go out in uniform around here and like oh, what do you do. i work over at base. i thought you that closed. >> it has been close aid couple years. >> reporter: although it is not empty, former willow grove air station was hit with the realignment in 2010 which cut function toss about 30 percent. now, for the first time since then the 103rd attack squad has a new mission and it is
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big. >> i preferred nobody knew about it, but the information is out there and it is more important to me that folks get accurate information about what we are doing. >> reporter: in a secured spot that we cannot show there is a control room that looks similar to this one. it ace monk just 12 around the country where simulated cockpits will allow pilots to control unmanned, mq9's or a tack drones to war zones, thousands of miles away. >> gives us a great capability to minimize any risk, should we be required to attack a target. >> reporter: intelligence aircraft is also known as the mq reaper, if that is any indication of the mission's another justness. >> kind of our museum piece here. >> reporter: all they runway in horsham will likely never see another plane the pilots who a dodder them, support them unmanned aircraft missionness keeping young pilots out of the harms way and keeping the base on the map. these drones will not take up
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any local air space, they will simply be operated be operated locally. report living from horsham i'm alexandria hoff for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". mayfair woman received an anonymous letter criticizing her for the behavior of her son with autism. letter was written by a neighbor and refers to the the three-year old as a brat and a wild animal. she said she has had difficult moments with her son in the past but this took things to a different level. >> he said i don't care, the way you raise your child or if he is retarded, that heard. to have a child and to have someone call him names, horrible names. i cannot fine the words because there isn't any. >> she posted the letter on the community facebook page and she received outpouring of support and new has numerous play dates lined up for her son. well, a weak vaccine may to be blame for increased number of whooping cough cases. a abington school district has
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had 16 reported cases since september and there has been 56 montgomery county cases. the most recent patients had already been vaccinated. recent studies show vaccines effectiveness has dropped below 50 percent. take a good look at this surveillance photo please, police in lawrence township mercer county are searching for a carjacking suspect. man you see here carjack a 78 year-old woman in the parking lot of an acne store yesterday afternoon. the the suspect got away with the woman's kia. she suffered minor injuries. nazareth mayor karl straw, junior turns himself into face theft charges. he is the former president, vigilant home company in nazareth. he ace accused of stealing monday from it volunteer fire department's, social club over four years. he reportedly will not step down as mayor, he is due back in court next month. today equal payday established in 1996 to highlight income disparity in america. today representative donald norcross was on the rutgers camden campus to discuss his co sponsored paycheck fairness
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act. it would amend 1963 equal pay act to limit when employers can pay different wages based on education, training and experience. it will also instruct the eeoc to gather gender based wage data and prevent employers from retall a eighthing when wage disparity is disclosed. >> we look at the equal pay act that was adopted back in 1963, the gap actually won't close until 2058, which is almost 100 years later and we need action now. >> a congressional report shows that the average woman earned 79 percent of what a man earns. verizon says its strike readiness team has been activated and it is preparing for a strike as soon as tomorrow. members of the international brotherhood of electrical workers and communication workers of america have been without a contract since august 2015. union leaders say verizon wants to freeze pensions, make layoff easier and rely more on
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contract work are. experts are warning drivers to brace for higher gas prices during the summer season. price is usually climb in the spring as refineries switch to the summer blend of gas that analyst say is more expensive to produce but reduces pollution. another factor in rising prices, and increased demand. now you right now in our area a gallon of regular unleaded is averaging $2.22 in pennsylvania, 1.90 in new jersey and a 1.96 in delaware. and that brings us to tonight's good question, why don't you pump your own gas in new jersey? this question was submitted by nicole, dawn, and kim, some drivers really like it, especially when there is bad weather out there others would prefer to do it themselves. our nicole brewer gets to the bottom of this good question tonight at 11:00. very special honor for a face that is very familiar to you you all, former cbs-3 anchor pat ciarrocchi was one of the recipient of the pinnacle a ward which honors outstanding a chiefers in the
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communication industries in philadelphia. pat received at award during a movers and shakers lunch at lowest hotel. other familiar faces from cbs-3 were there to celebrate pat's remarkable work over the years. always had and will be a mover and shaker, congratulations young lady, that is great. a community rallies around a injured crossing guard. >> after a driver missed her stop sign a millville cross willing guard is on the mend, coming up, how local residents are trying to repay the love that she showed for almost two decade. plus normal to find sea shells on the beach but we will tell but strange things that have washed up, you can say, well, everything including the kitchen sink, leslie. flyers getting ready for round wound against caps, washington with the best record in the league so how flyers feel about being under dogs, we will hear from the players later in sports.
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prediabetes is a serious medical condition that increases the risk for developing type 2 diabetes. more than 1 in 3 adults has prediabetes, but ninety percent don't know it. you could be one of them. talk to your doctor about small lifestyle changes that can prevent you from getting type 2 diabetes. sponsored by nacdd with support from the centers for disease control and prevention. visit cdc.gov/prediabetes in the last eight years, the fracking industry has spent over $40 million dollars on lobbying in pennsylvania.
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makes cuts to social security benefits. and the plan raises the retirement age. it's true. the a.a.r.p. opposed the plan, citing dramatic cuts to medicare benefits. the plan sestak supports means higher out-of-pocket costs for millions on medicare. any way you spin it, the truth about sestak is gonna hurt. women vote is responsible for the content of this advertising. well, new at 6:00 a south jersey crossing guard is
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feeling the love. >> she's recovering, after being hit by a car last month, the community wants her to know just how much that she's appreciated. "eyewitness news", new jersey reporter cleve bryan reports from millville. >> reporter: each day for the last 18 years 81 year-old maddie riley has sipped on her crossing crossing guard vest and stepped out in traffic to help kid cross to and from school. >> you put that sign out there, and then for the people in their cars. >> reporter: riley first gain local fame in the 1970's as first female journeymen at wheaton glass company. now hundreds of millville kid know her as miss maddie the smiling crossing guard. >> you are just standing there. why not smile. why not say good morning. >> reporter: but a few feet below that beaming smile maddie is sporting a knee brace and using a kane to get around. three weeks ago a driver hit mad die crossing kids at a busy intersection. a cord go to a police report driver failed to obey maddie's
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stop sign and issued two tickets. maddie was briefly hospitalized and home healing but she's hardly forgotten. >> i pick this out because he says we all getting knocked off our perch every now and then, hang in there and try not to let them ruffle your feathers. >> reporter: thanks to a bus driver who missed maddie, this week the candy shop the incredible bulk became drop off point for gifts and get well card. >> you folks want to send a car here send to it me at 101 north high street in millville and i will make sure she gets it. >> reporter: miss maddie keeps her township sign in her car and she's ready to go if she makes a full recovery after the car accident. she can't wait to get back outside keeping kid safe. >> i love those kids and i would rather for a car to hit me, then to hit my children. >> reporter: for that reason it is hard to imagine she will beside lined for long. in millville, cleve bryan, cbs-3 "eyewitness news".
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>> wishing her all of the best. >> phillies are once again getting involved in the fight against hunger. in south philadelphia today phillies joined philabundance for fans feeding families kick off event. and you can take part by taking food donations to the ballpark, or by participating in a special theme day april 30th. citizens bank president dan fitzpatrick started the initiative with the $40,000 donation. environmental group says all kind of strange trash is showing up on the beach down the new jersey shore. one of the more outrageous find includes a kitchen sink. clean ocean action says plastic and pieces on have glass are most common items that are left behind or wash a shore. volunteers pick up more than 332,000 pieces of debris last year at 70 new jersey beaches. another clean beach sweep is set for the 30th of april. well, beach season isn't quite here just yet and won't be too much longer that the sun returns today after the morning rain and kelly drive always a popular place to
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enjoy fresh air. looking good. justin, the good news here is we have a consistent forecast, that is not going up and down. >> that is right. it is great. sunshine, break out sunglasses. it will be like southern california weather. >> what? >> not much to talk about, i just don't necessity what to say. >> we will be back after this, thanks for joining us our producer calls me right before i have extra time for your weather cast. >> yes always on the quiet day. >> but just enjoy this nice stretch coming at us and it will be chilly, but lets take you down to the shore right now and whoever is keeping margate clean doing a good job. nothing much there. you can see nice clean beach. sunshine, finally returns with the last of the cloud moving off shore from the cold front. still not beach weather. we will have warmer days but right along coastline temperatures will struggle tell get in the mid 50's. we will getty breeze off water. that ocean is cold still in the upper 40's this time of the year. we are on the warming trend for inland spots for sure. sixty-three is our average high temperature. right on it today.
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tomorrow maybe a couple degrees below average after cool morning but as we head to thursday and friday we will start surging a have above average and weekend really warms up. by second half of the weekend we are talking 70's into next week as well with no humidity. just great conditions if you have outdoor plans. fifty's north and west right now. you guys will be under the freeze warning tonight berks county lehigh valley, far northwestern suburbs, lower 60's from the city south and west. there is that cooler pocket of air that will start filtering in with that north wind behind the cold front but there is nothing to talk about as far as any storm systems. we are protect from high pressure. nothing happening over ohio valley as that is what we are dealing with for next several days. here's the reason that high, it is huge, large and in charge over new england, and temperatures, in the 60's for next several days with a lot of sunshine. each day just gets gradually warmer. we have a slow warm up and that dry weather continues all the way through the weekend. jet stream is on the move if you like quiet weather, you like set up, takes a big ridge
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over east, lower pressure across western u.s. and off shore, that is an omega block, a blocking pattern so consistent pattern that will not be much change. location of the high is huge. if it was shifted further off shore we would be much warmer but we are going to have more northerly wind flow for next several days. some sun vanning this time of the year. when the north wind we will have in problems warming up, over the next several days. tonight still chilly, mostly clear, lower temperature of 40 for city. then we are close to freezing in the far northwest suburbs. for wednesday lots of sunshine just pleasant day to be outside, 60 degrees, nice breeze out of the north east at ten to 15. like i said corn california weather pretty much. maybe cooler then southern california but hey we will take low to mid 60's. lots of sunshine there. good days to get outside do some yard work, war wash weather this is huge. get it done now and enjoy it. ukee will come to your house.
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>> he breaks out the tooth brush and gets the rims you tried that on the morning show and i said, um-hmm. >> i can't get it. >> who degrees tonight at the ball yard. >> welshing coming home from the game lower 50's but little chilly. >> light jacket. >> get wind to blow out when phillies are up i'll a appreciate it. >> i'll work on that. >> thanks, buddy. >> "cbs evening news" is jays few minutes a way. >> scott pelley joins with us a look ahead to that, scott. >> hi ukee and jessica great to be with you here in philadelphia here's the "cbs evening news" tonight. >> count me out. >> reporter: paul ryan earlier today bowing out of the presidential race, again but that is what he a said about becoming speaker. candidate john kasich, told to us day he will be the nominee coming out of the republican convention. plus new safety tests for f150 and other pick ups, and we're some of the most famous bars in rock and roll stolen.
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stay way to heaven steps in the court. we will have those stories just ahead on the "cbs evening news
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there are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes, and make them pay their fair share. then we can expand health care to all, and provide universal college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president? you better believe it. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message.
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leslie van arsdal joins with us an update on the flyers, one day after the passing of ed snider. >> that is right, tough time for the files, chase for stanley cup starts thursday night in d.c. for flyers taking on the capitols. they have the best record in the league, led by alex ovechkin who scored 50 goals, that is tops in the league. the flyers split season series with the caps. now, while vegas gives flyers war odds of winning the cup but they don't mind being an under dog. >> unaudible. >> it doesn't really phase us, you know, it is what it is. we will worry about our game,
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and right now our next goal, it is to beat the washington capitals and we will have to do a lot of good things out there to be able to make that happen. >> the phillies back in action tonight against padres, yesterday the fightins lost home opener four -three. charlie morton will be making his second start of the season for phillies, last week he gave up six runs and five hits over three and 23rd inning in the zero-six loss. >> i'm hoping for at least six or seven innings. he didn't have the greatest outing in cincinnati, gave us three great innings and then fell apart in the fourth but i think he is capable of giving us, enough innings to get news to our bull pen the best way possible instead of putting guys in positions where they are not able. >> two more games left for sixth are tonight, they will take on raptors, new president of the basketball operations brian colangelo is with the team. he was president of the raptors from 2006 through 203. well, you never caught a
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foul ball at a baseball game, get some tips from this guy. yesterday tigers, gave up not one, not two, in the three, five, foul balls, five. >> he gave every single one away. >> you guys ever caught a full ball, ever. >> no. >> five. >> not five. >> you. >> i have gotten close when i was a kid at connie mack stadium but pole got in the way. >> five. >> unreal. >> do we know where they were hit, left field, all over the place or just got lucky. >> three, two, no, five. >> he gave them away. that is great. >> we will be right giving people options based on their budget is pretty edgy... kind of like this look. i'm calling it the "name your price tool" phase. whatever. i'm calling it the "name your price tool" phase. modres: the cost of living the pay stays the same. i have to work extra hours just to make ends meet. it's a big struggle. one person that really gets this is katie mcginty. she came from a working-class family.
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she was ninth of 10 kids. she gets it. she'll fight for equal pay for equal work. katie mcginty will protect social security and medicare. that's why president obama and vice president biden support her, too. she'll make a heck of a senator. dscc is responsible for the content of this advertising. in the last eight years, the fracking industry has spent over $40 million dollars on lobbying in pennsylvania. so it's no surprise that even though they've had over 4,000 violations,
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all they've ever gotten is just a slap on the wrist it's time for that change. i'm josh shapiro, and i'll hold the oil and gas companies criminally liable for poisoning our air and our drinking water. i'll be an attorney general who always works for you. democrat josh shapiro. he'll stand up for us. narendorsed katie mcgintyent obama afor us senate? nt biden because she's a "champion for working families." katie mcginty will take on the republicans
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the children of friend select school in center city are giving back to other children just like themselves. >> students from prek to fourth grade are donating, books to children's hospital reach out and read program. children's happies opening up a primary care center at a health and literacy center in south philadelphia later this spring and young peoples helping hero group collect 1200 books for all ages. way to go guys. good job. thanks for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00 we are back at ten on our sister station cw philly and back here on cbs-3 at 11:00. up next, "cbs evening news". the tonight severe storms are crossing the south, look the a the damage and where weather system is heading next. also paul ryan says a presidential run this year noise go but could he be suede? here is scott pelley. take care family we will see you tonight.
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>> pelley: after making a vow-- >> i don't want to be speaker. >> pelley: then swearing an oath, paul ryan takes the pledge. >> i do not want, nor will i sem the nomination for our party. >> pelley: also tonight, when hail freezes over. the southern plains, an assault by missiles of ice. how does the most popular vehicle in america do in a crash test? we'll show you. and allegations of rock 'n' roll larceny. "stairway to heaven" takes a step into court. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: that sound heard across america today was the speaker of the house slamming the doo

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